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* - w/ Warren Haynes
-- Opened for Gov't Mule
This recording was mastered as one track on Jeff's disc. I've tracked the set out as best I could for an easier listening experience where there are obvious changes in the music but don't have any kind of setlist to go by, as such I've labled everything "Jam." If anyone knows any of the song names or tracklist please post! The last song fades out right at the end of the set. Enjoy!
January 9, 2013 Subject:
Love that Neumann sound!
This was my first time seeing Gov't Mule and the first time that I had experienced the sound of Neumann microphones first hand. I was the second person through the door of the Catalyst that night, behind Dan Sisler, who had a hand truck full of anvil cases packed with recording equipment. When my aging Smith Vector S4 light stand (microphone stand) disintegrated while trying to set up, I immediately asked Dan for a patch. He was taping next to me, on the left balcony. I patched my D7 into his Neumann KM-184s. I couldn't Believe how good they sounded. He also had a Lunatec 316 studio mic preamp that he had rigged to run off of a 12 volt car battery. The mics were set up ORTF, on a cross bar that was at least two and a half feet wide. I thought this opening set was really cool. I had never seen Tim Reynolds before, and I loved the sounds that he was able to get with his acoustic guitar plus assorted electronics. Warren Haynes sat in with him toward the end of the set.
After hearing the sound of the Neumanns, I sold my Nakamichi CM-300s and bought a pair of KM-184s for myself. I sold the KM-184s about six months later and upgraded to KM-140s (with active cables). My friend little Jack, a dwarf that was a sound man locally in San Luis Obispo that I worked with on occasion, bailed right after the start of the show. I never saw him after that. I waited until 3 am out front of the Catalyst but he never showed! I drove the three hours home, back to San Luis Obispo county, and he ended up taking a bus home the next day. I never did get a straight answer from him exactly what happened to him that night!